Eggnog Cupcakes

Hello everyone! It’s officially the holidays (for me at least)! On the last day of school, treats are definitely in order – so here are my eggnog cupcakes. They are officially IB Music class and IB French class approved!This recipe will make 18-20 cupcakes.

For the cupcakes you’ll need:

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • ¼ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar

For the frosting you’ll need:

  • 20 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2½ cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2½ tbsp. eggnog

Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Line your cupcake pans with paper liners and the in a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; whisk to combine.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the eggnog, vegetable oil, vinegar, and sugar.  Beat on medium-low speed until well blended.  Add in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed just until incorporated.

Divide the batter between the prepared cupcake liners, filling the cups 2/3 full.  Bake 22-24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow to cool in the pan 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the frosting, place the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.  Beat on medium-high speed until smooth, 20-30 seconds.  Add in the powdered sugar, salt and nutmeg, and mix on medium-high speed until incorporated and smooth, about 1 minute.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl.  Add in the eggnog and  whip on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 4 minutes.  With the mixer on medium-low speed, blend in the rum.

Fill a pastry bag (or not) with the frosting and decorate the cooled cupcakes as desired. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon or grated nutmeg, and garnish with cinnamon sticks!

This is a great recipe! Thanks to Annie Eats for it!

By the way, don’t you love it when this happens? You cook your cupcakes and the toothpick comes out perfectly clean? I was incredibly happy about it!Happy cooking and holidays!

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One Response to Eggnog Cupcakes

  1. Heather says:

    In the directions for the icing it says to add rum but in the ingredients you didn’t put anything about rum. How much do you add and what type of rum?

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